DCF: Chapter 48 Overview

  Policy Manual

Chapter 48: Adoptions

48-1
Overview

Topic

Number

Introduction

48-2

Philosophy And Principles Of Adoption

48-3

Definitions And Descriptions
  • Adoption Definitions
  • Adoption Review Board
  • Identified Adoptions
  • Open Adoptions

48-5-2
48-5-3
48-5-4
48-5-5

Adoption Specialist

48-6

Case Transfer Procedures When Goal Is Adoption
  • Transfer Prior to Termination of Parental Rights
  • Transfer of Case Following Termination of Parental Rights

48-7-2
48-7-3

Termination Of Parental Rights In Probate Court 
  • Filing Procedure
  • Probate Court Requirements
  • Alleged or Putative Father
  • Investigation and Report

48-8-2
48-8-3
48-8-4
48-8-5

Legal Risk  
  • Legal Risk Homes
  • Legal Risk Placement
  • Role of the Courts
  • Legal Risk Period
  • Legal Risk Information Protocol

48-9-2
48-9-3
48-9-4
48-9-5
48-9-6

Availability Of Child
  • Children Eligible for Adoption
  • Registration and Photo Listing

48-10-1
48-10-2

Department Resources  
  • Operation of the Adoption Resource Exchange

48-11-2

Assessment Of Child
  • Overview
  • Assessment Procedure
  • Foster Parent Assessment
  • Adoption Readiness Consultation
  • Adoption Assessment Time Frames
  • Adoption Plan

48-12-1
48-12-2
48-12-3
48-12-4
48-12-5
48-12-6

Preparing The Child For Placement
  • Preparation for Placement
  • Casework Aspects of Child Preparation
  • Procedures for Creating and Utilizing a Life Book

48-13-2
48-13-3
48-13-4

Selection Of Adoptive Family  
  • Introduction
  • The Foster Family Considered as Adoptive Applicants
  • Adoption By Non-Foster Parent
  • Permanency Planning Team
  • Functions of Permanency Planning Team Members
  • Team Process
  • Selection Method
  • Forms for Permanency Planning
  • Multiethnic Adoptive Placements

48-14-2
48-14-3

48-14-5
48-14-6.1
48-14-6.2

48-14-6.3
48-14-6.4
48-14-6.5
48-14-7

Adoption Placement Process
  • Planning the Placement
  • Confidentiality
  • Criteria for Placement
  • Preparing Adoptive Family for Placement
  • Format for Child's Profile
  • Clarification of Roles of Child's Social Worker and Homefinder
  • Pre-Placement Visits
  • Transition Process
  • Placement Procedures
  • CMS Coding at Placement

48-15-2
48-15-3
48-15-4
48-15-5
48-15-5a
48-15-6

48-15-7
48-15-8
48-15-9
48-15-10

Supervision Of Children In Adoptive Placement
  • Procedure for Supervision of Children In Adoptive Placement
  • Transferring to Another Region
  • Supervision When Foster Home Becomes Adoptive Home
  • Out-of-State Placements
  • Placement of Child Into Connecticut From Another State

48-16-2

48-16-3
48-16-5

48-16-6
48-16-7

Adoption Disruption

48-17

Subsidized Adoptions  
  • Determining Eligibility
  • Certification of Special Needs
  • Procedures to Place the Special Needs Child In Adoption
  • Determination of the Amount and Type of Subsidy
  • Processing Subsidized Adoptions
  • When Is a Subsidy Granted?
  • Right to a Hearing
  • Hearing Process for Subsidies
  • State Medical Subsidy
  • Eligibility for Other Department Programs
  • Federal Subsidy Program: Title IV-E Adoption Assistance
    • Eligibility Criteria
    • Program Requirements
    • Procedures for Eligibility Determination
  • Adoption Subsidy Review Board
  • Procedures for Name Change at Time of Placement
  • Medical Expense Subsidy
    • Eligibility
    • Opening a Medical Expense Subsidy
    • Payment of Medical Bills not Covered By Department of Social Services

48-18-7
48-18-8
48-18-9
48-18-10
48-18-11
48-18-12

48-18-12.1
48-18-12.2
48-18-12.3
48-18-13
48-18-14

48-18-15
48-18-15.1
48-18-15.2
48-18-15.3

Reimbursement of Non-Recurring Adoption Expenses
  • Introduction
  • Federal Definition of Special Needs
  • Eligibility Determination
  • Non-Recurring Expenses
  • Notification and Approval
  • Post-Finalization
  • Request for Subsidy After Finalization

48-18-16.1
48-18-16.2
48-18-16.3
48-18-16.4
48-18-16.5
48-18-17
48-18-18

Finalization
  • Overview
  • Processing Adoptions
 
Post-Adoption Services

48-20

College Assistance/Post Secondary Education Assistance for Adopted Children

48-20-2

Relative and Stepparent Adoptions
  • Applications
  • Legal Documentation
  • Allowable Blood Relationships for Adoption of Minors
  • Processing Relative and Stepparent Applications
    • Financial Statement
    • Cover Letter Regarding Adoption Papers Filed
    • Cover Letter for References
  • Withdrawn Cases
  • Filing When There Is Consent to Termination of Parental Rights
  • Filing When There Is No Consent to Termination of Parental Rights
  • Adoption Study and Contents
    • Interview With Adopting Parents
    • Study of the Child
    • Study of the Birth Parents
    • Where Adoption Is Questionable
  • Format for the Probate Court Summary
  • Completion of Proposed Adoption

48-21-2
48-21-3
48-21-4


48-21-5-a
48-21-5-b

48-21-5-c

48-21-6
48-21-7

48-21-8

48-21-9.1
48-21-9.2
48-21-9.3
48-21-9.4
48-21-9.4a
48-21-10

Permanency Placement Services Program (PPSP)
  • Program Description
  • Services Which May Be Purchased
Description of Services:
  • Services to Legally Free the Child
  • Pre-Placement Planning
  • Recruitment and Screening
  • Home Study Evaluation
  • Placement Planning
  • Post-Placement Supervision
  • Post-Finalization/Post Adoption Services
  • Return Home Services
  • Supervision After Return Home
Service Agreement
 
Cooridination Between DCF and the Private Agency
 
Residential Providers
 
 
 
 
 
 
  48-22-4.7  
 
 
 
 
Index of Forms
 

Connecticut Department of Children and Families                                   Effective Date: January 14, 2013 (Revised)





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